This fall-inspired take on traditional glazed carrots will have your whole family asking for a second helping of their vegetables. Coating your root vegetables with a subtly-sweet and buttery glaze, speckled with flakes of freshly chopped sage and rosemary will allow you to showcase some of the best culinary aspects of fall and get this colder-weather season kicked off the right way.
We're already getting in the holiday spirit over here and this recipe is serving us all the holiday vibes!
Honey? Yes, honey! What makes this recipe so good and stand out is the honey that we add. It gives it a nice, balanced sweetness.
We love using honey because it really an amazing ingredient, especially when produced in small batches from happy bees in a well taken care of hive! It can be some of the most subtly-complex sweet concoctions you will ever taste. Similar to wine, honey is an expression of the land in which it was produced. The surrounding fields, trees, herbs, berries, and plants all have their effect on the flavor of the honey. As the bees venture out to pollinate the surrounding vegetation, they track those flavors back to the hive, and as a result, to the honey.
Don’t believe me? Next time you are at your local farmer’s market, pick up a jar of honey and give it a try. If you are able to, give it a try right there and then ask where the farmer has the hive located on their farm and what vegetation is near. A moderately-well trained palate can usually pick up on a few flavor notes such as clover, herbs, citrus or blossoms. At the very least, your palate will know there is a lot going on!
Not only is this recipe simple to make, but once you have mastered the technique, you can easily make countless variations and put your own spin on it. The recipe really is very easy. Essentially, all you are doing is:
It is that easy! The heat from the oven will create the glaze so all you will have to do is toss the vegetables to coat them and then adjust the seasoning to taste.
Our only and best tip we can give you is:
If you're starting to think about holiday recipes, you need to add this one to your menu! And if your just looking for a straight up good vegetable side dish, we got you!
Cheers and eat well!
This fall-inspired take on traditional glazed carrots will have your whole family asking for a second helping of their vegetables.
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